Here at the CGCS, we call it ‘Dreaming big is small places.’ By this, we mean those strategic places offering the diversity and complexity of a major city without the overwhelming density. If you’re a planter feeling called to such an area, New Hampshire might be your place.
With a population of 1.3 million, New Hampshire is comprised of thirteen distinct cities all offering a wide variety of contexts. Take Manchester for example. It possesses the feel of any urban center, but with just over 100,000 people. Or Franklin, where you could tackled the challenges of small town life in a city with just over 8,000 people.
Whatever the context or size, the common denominator in New Hampshire is the need for healthy biblical churches, and lots of them. Sean Simonton, the NAMB Church Planting Catalyst, is making a call for both planters and partnering churches to get involved in New Hampshire. To help get involved, Sean has provided some links below to help you feel the area out a bit more as well as ways to connect with him.
For more information about planting or partnering with the peoples of New Hampshire please contact:
Sean P. Simonton
NAMB Church Planting Catalyst
New Hampshire Baptist Association
Mike is an Assistant Professor of Church Planting and Evangelism, the Associate Director for North American Church Planting for the Center for Great Commission Studies, and a National Missionary of the North American Mission Board (D.Miss., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, M.Div., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary)